The NFL has granted an extension until 3:30 p.m. local time Friday to reach a virtual sellout their remaining 8,000 tickets Sunday's playoff game against Philadelphia, Viking team could get more time to avoid a TV blackout.

The Cardinals, like the Vikings, were given a 24-hour extension to sell enough or their Saturday playoff game against Atlanta.

The Vikings reported 8,000 tickets remaining at noon New Year's Day for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Steve LaCroix, Vice president of sales and marketing said, the team has hired extra holiday help to solicit potential buyers. The Vikings haven't had a game blacked out since 1997 regular season finale.